Question of the Day

So now that Brett Ratner is out as producer of the Oscars, and Eddie Murphy, the star of Ratner's new film, has dropped out of the hosting gig: Who should host the Oscars?

Should anyone be inclined to answer, "Who cares?", I'll kindly request setting aside the apathy in favor of acknowledging that the Oscars are watched live by millions of people globally, and more than a billion consume coverage of the event of some kind. Legitimate arguments about the Oscars being self-indulgent, exploitative, reliant on and promotive of kyriarchal narratives, and boring aside, who is chosen to host matters—especially when it's not another straight white cis dude.

I'll throw my vote to Aisha Tyler, who is not only hilarious but a seriously underrated TV presenter. (Does anyone else remember when she hosted Talk Soup?) Runner-Up: Cat Deeley.

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